Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Pursuit of Education in the Black community

  Slave Era thirst for knowledge:               During the times of slavery it was illegal for a black person to know how to read and...

15 Black Dancers Who Changed American Dance

Each week in February, Fine Arts will highlight one of the four fine arts discipline strands. In dance, black artists create and exhibit choreography...

What if Your Classroom Was Your Students’ Selfie?

As I sat down to write this article on culturally responsive instruction for Black History Month, I stared at the blank screen and asked...

Aretha: Queen of Soul

R-E-S-P-E-C-T......., when you hear that word, who do you automatically think of? The one and only Aretha Franklin! Born on March 25, 1942 in...

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Underrated Musical Icon

Born in 1875, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was an English violinist and composer of African descent. He was a prominent composer in England, having been commissioned...

Lost Black Towns

Freedmen's Town, Texas: Houston's 'Little Harlem' At the end of the Civil War, thousands of freed slaves purchased land and built their homes along the...

Spotlight on 1st Grade and 2nd Grade TEKS Black History Leaders

The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills recognizes the following historical figures in 1st Grade and 2nd Grade.  February is Black History and this month...

Lewis Latimer and Lasting Light

Lewis H. Latimer was born on September 4th in 1848 and died on December 11 in 1928. He had 3 siblings and 2 daughters...

10 Ways to Celebrate Black History in Your Class and School!

Here are 10 different ways to celebrate the heritage, accomplishments, and culture of African Americans this Black History Month! Bring Hip Hop into...

Culture Club Hosts Harris County Judges

The newly re-established African American Culture Club at Klein Forest High School recently invited a slice of Harris County history known as “Black Girl...

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